The Bean Tighe (pronounced ban tig) is a helpful spirit that is likely one of the inspirations for the "fairy godmother" type donor/patron from faerie and folk tales. She is the one who makes it possible for others to achieve their potential ... whether it be helping with the maintenance of one's home, one's finances, or the ability to make one's dreams come true.

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Samhain Portent ...

With everything that's been going on in my life in the last couple of days (see my Líon Damháin blog for details if interested) I've been dreading the approach of Samhain (year's end). This is so not how I wanted my first new year back in the Lower Mainland to go .. I had hoped that, by now, I would have had my own home to celebrate in. Instead, the waiting drags on interminably as my sibling continues to play her games and the lawyer is slow about taking the next step. I have been dreading Halloween and, to anyone who knows me well, this would serve as a warning bell signifying that something is going very wrong with the Weaver. 

Normally I love this holiday and I have, in years past, done everything I could to make it as much fun for myself and my family as I could (one of my children's favourite memories is getting up on Halloween morning to find that Mum had stayed up into the wee hours decorating the house so that it was spook-tastic when they awoke). This year, I have just wanted it to come and go quietly ... no jack o'lanterns, no decorations, no costumes, no altar, nothing. The only part of the Samhain season that I will still do is a very private nod to the ancestors, since that's a matter of respect for those who came before me and they are deserving of such.

I've been trying, fruitlessly, to dredge up the thread of a tale to spin for my NaNoWriMo challenge ... spinning my wheels while the greater portion of my mind has been preoccupied with dealing with the emotional fall out from "real life". It got to the point, yesterday, when I did the mental version of throwing my hands up in surrender and quietly asked the universe for help, for a sign, for something ... anything to show me that things will eventually be "all right" again, to give me just a little direction.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Beginnings ...

So, It took until today to actually get to the DHC to enroll in the Chartered Herbalist program ... but it is done.

And here's the proof  ... ^_~

And so it begins ... anew.